The Secret Life of Trees

The Secret Life of Trees

I'm know I'm not the first to appreciate the metaphor of the tree, but every season I admire them more. I like their root-to-seed circle of life and the history we trace through the circles in their trunk. I admire their bend-don't-break attitude, their posture, and the dignified way they welcome strangers to nest on [...]

License to renew my faith in humanity

License to renew my faith in humanity

Monday afternoon I received a phone call that affirmed my faith in humanity. As it came from an unrecognizable out-of-state number, and I’ve been fending off a five-year onslaught of unsolicited insurance robocallers, I considered not answering. But, the Sarasota prefix caught my attention and I worried it might have been regarding my mother, who [...]